The first migrants to Madagascar and their introduction of plants: linguistic and ethnological evidence

@article{Beaujard2011TheFM,
  title={The first migrants to Madagascar and their introduction of plants: linguistic and ethnological evidence},
  author={Philippe Beaujard},
  journal={Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={169 - 189}
}
  • Philippe Beaujard
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
  • The Austronesians who settled in Madagascar in the first millennium of the Christian Era were probably different from the Austronesians who reached the East African coast earlier at different times, bringing bananas, taro and yam (Blench 2010). Largely based on linguistic data, this article proposes that four plants were brought by the first Austronesians in Madagascar: rice, the greater yam, coconut and Indian saffron. These plants helped the Austronesians to begin the process of colonising… CONTINUE READING

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